Elements In Design: Line, Thematic Styles
I DIDN’T like dealing with lines and angles in math class, but I love using them when thinking about landscape ideas. Take advantage of lines, shapes, and angles when reviewing your garden ideas and laying out your yard to add drama and impact. Relying on artistic principles for landscape design, line is one of the…
Garden Plans, Design
CREATING a beautiful landscape is not as hard as you might thing. You don’t have to be a landscape designer to create a beautiful garden – but you do need to learn the basics of landscaping design to take the mystery out of designing your flower beds and borders.
IF you take a look around gardens in the city green areas and the countryside, you will not only see plants that are blooming but also those maintaining their green foliage in the long dry season with cascades of flowers. Look around the neighbourhood to see which plants are surviving through the driest weather, and…
Drought – Tolerant Plants
MANY plants have developed the nature to survive the hardship of the most hostile environment on earth, so there is an amazing selection of such beautiful plants and flowers that are drought, tolerant, well suited to our hot climate that water-wise and dry gardens don’t have to look dull or boring to the eyes. Some…
Water-Wise Garden II
IN environmental horticulture (gardening is the word), one of the issues of great concern are water conservation and greening of the landscape.
Water – Wise garden
IT’S that time of the year again, the dry season when the harmattan’s dusty dry hazy cloud covers everything and the days are baking hot. It’s that time again when water becomes the essential elixir in the garden. The plentiful rains are past, and the fiery dry harmattan sun beats down relentlessly scorching plants, lawns,…
New Year Blooms
NEW Year comes right at the height of the Harmattan dry season when the rains have seized to do the heavy labor, the irrigation of garden.
Christmas Is Green And White
CHRIST is celebrated in every part of the world and it is a festive season. It comes with celebrations in various traditions in different climes.
AS a global society, we are at a junction where our decisions today will help shape the environment and climate into which our children and grandchildren will be born. But this is not just about the future. There are immediate benefits to keeping pollutants out of our environment: cleaner air, lower energy costs, improved aesthetics…
Living Walls For Healthy Cities
As we run out of green space in cities, living green walls will restore urban spaces back into something natural and beautiful.
SOMETIMES called living walls, green facades, bio walls, eco walls or vertical gardens, green walls are a dynamic way to green a vertical built surface. Green walls refer to vegetation that grows directly onto a building’s façade or to vegetation that is grown on a separate structural system that can be free standing and adjacent…
GHETTO gardening is the serious business of feeding families in economic and social crisis living in low-income housing as a result of social or economic restrictions, or hardships, with no access to green space and transforming urban spaces. Ghetto gardening is an action for greening and renewal of cities, call it green graffiti an important…